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Flag of Jordan

Jordan
Ratio 1:2
Adoption 1928
Design A horizontal triband of black, white and green; with a red chevron based on the hoist side containing a white seven-pointed star. [0]
Colors
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#000000
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History

The flag of Jordan, officially adopted on 18 April 1928, is based on the flag of the Arab Revolt against the Ottoman Empire during World War I. [0]

Meaning

The colors stand are the Pan-Arab Colors, representing the Abbasid (black band), Umayyad (white band), and Fatimid (green band) caliphates. The red chevron is for the Hashemite dynasty, and the Arab Revolt.

In addition to the bands and chevron, a white star with seven points is featured on the hoist side of the red chevron. The star stands for the unity of the Arab people. It is also said to stand for the seven verses of the first surah in the Qur'an, or refer to the seven hills on which Amman, the capital, was built. [0]